Googled for a Bioshock image and got this. Nothing to do with my post :D
Ok, I completed Bioshock early this afternoon (Don't worry, no spoilers) and I had a bit of a gaming moral point.
Should I trade the game in?
The game is fantastic, no doubt about that. I love the art style, the story, the tone, the music. It recalls the classic PC rpg/fps mashups (Deus Ex, System Shock (duh) and all that). It is definitely in my top ten favourite games.
All in all don't see the point of owning it any more. I've finished it, I'm curently broke, I need my gaming fix and it's only going to go down in price on trade ins. So I traded it in.
And it's not just achievement anxiety: I don't like playing through a game again and picking up all the little things. No orbs, no skulls, no cats. As much as I love the tapes and listening to them, there's a bit where you can something or not do something and if you don't do the something you can't get some of the tapes and plasmids. I'm not going to play the entire game again to get them back.
But I still felt weird about trading it in.
PS. Yes, I hear the cries of "SHOULD HAVE RENTED IT" already, but I have a cycle of trading in games constantly to get GAME credit and with the reward points on my card it means that I've got a perpetual motion machine of video game purchase. I haven't bought a game with queen-heads since Gears of War. read